The Role of Religion in Social Cohesion within the Contemporary Muslim Society in Malaysia: Revisited

Mohd. Arip Kasmo, Bayu Taufiq Possumah, Zulkifli Mohamad, Wan Zulkifli Wan Hassan, Nasruddin Yunos

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This study reports the findings of a research involving 400 respondents from all over the country to investigate the effect of industrialisation, modernisation and urbanisation to social cohesion of the Muslim society in Malaysia. The respondents were drawn from all segments of the society, male and female from the age of 16 to 60 years old. Every respondent was given a booklet of questionnaire with statements to be responded. Each statement was provided with five choices of responses ranging from 1. Strongly agree, 2. Agree, 3. Not sure, 4. Disagree, and 5. Strongly disagree. The questions were related to social issues including the issues of social cohesion such as the relations with the neighbours. The relationship with neighbour is an indicator of the social cohesion. The respondent was given 30 minutes to respond to the questionnaire, and the booklets were collected to be analysed using the SPSS. The findings show that social cohesion within the contemporary society changes with urbanisation since the finding show that social cohesion stronger in villages where modernisation and urbanisation effect is not strong compared to those who live in towns and big cities. The finding has also shown that there was a significant difference between the rural social cohesion and the urban social cohesion.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)168-174
Number of pages7
JournalMediterranean Journal of Social Sciences
Volume6
Issue number1S1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015

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Keywords

  • Malaysia
  • Muslim society
  • Religion
  • Social cohesion

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  • Arts and Humanities(all)
  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)

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The Role of Religion in Social Cohesion within the Contemporary Muslim Society in Malaysia : Revisited. / Kasmo, Mohd. Arip; Possumah, Bayu Taufiq; Mohamad, Zulkifli; Wan Hassan, Wan Zulkifli; Yunos, Nasruddin.

In: Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences, Vol. 6, No. 1S1, 01.01.2015, p. 168-174.

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